Fundamentals of Product Liability

Brett Godfrey
Brett Godfrey | Godfrey|Johnson P.C.

Brett Godfrey is a 33-year veteran trial who has tried more than 100 cases to verdict throughout the United States.

On-Demand: February 5, 2021

Fundamentals of Product Liability
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Program Summary

Attendees will learn: (1) What makes product liability different from general litigation; (2) The kinds of damages commonly sought (other than just physical injury); (3) The elements of liability for each type of product liability claim; (4) Various kinds of strict product liability; (5) The ten rules of product liability; (6) How defense lawyers and insurers evaluate and defend product liability claims (information needed by both plaintiff and defense attorneys); (7) Class actions and mass tort claim management; and (8) The future of product liability.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Top trial techniques and strategies
  • Comparative fault issues in product liability
  • Liability of component part manufacturers and how it relates to the liability of ultimate manufacturers
  • Statutes of repose and statutes of limitation

Date / Time: March 4, 2021

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Brett Godfrey_Godfrey_Johnson P.C._myLawCLEBrett Godfrey | Godfrey|Johnson P.C.

Brett Godfrey is a 33-year veteran trial who has tried more than 100 cases to verdict throughout the United States. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering and substantial training in physiology and human factors. He frequently lectures on trial tactics, the use of technology and case management methodologies. He is also a former Air Force Officer, a pilot, an author, and a motivational speaker.


I. An overview of product liability | 2:00-2:15
II. The eight most common claims for relief | 2:15-2:30
III. When the focus is on the product and when it is on the manufacturer | 2:30-2:45
IV. Special factors, including insurance coverage issues and adverse president | 2:45-3:00
V. Case planning and case management | 3:00-3:15
VI. Legal trends in product liability | 3:15-3:30
VII. Government agency involvement | 3:30-3:45
VIII. Class actions and mass tort claims | 3:45-4:00